Lane 1 - The Bondary Sentinel posts "Looking back 80 years, senior swimmers recall stories about BC's oldest pool. You know summer's reaching its end when the pool closes for the season, as the Rossland Pool did last week after celebrating it's 80th birthday earlier in August—making our humble pool the oldest non-oceanic outdoor pool in the province! In 1931, Vancouver (and BC's) first three pools—New Brighton, Jericho, and Kitsilano—were built by labourers at 10 cents per day plus lunch as part of a provincial back-to-work program. "Technically, those pools are a year older," Hethey said. But Vancouver's pools didn't have circulation, heating, and disinfectant like Rossland's did in 1932. The Vancouver pools were simply a concrete wall in the ocean, with a sandy bottom and two bathtub drains—once per week, the pool was drained at low tide and filled at high tide, she said."
Lane 2 - Contra Costa Times posts "Shore Patrol: Film shows resurrection of Olympic pool at Los Alamitos base. The documentary, titled "The 50 Meter Miracle," is airing this weekend in Los Alamitos and in the near future in Seal Beach and Orange County, then in Long Beach. In 1996, the U.S. Olympic Water Polo Team transformed the unused swimming pool into a cutting-edge training facility. Contractors broke ground on the project Jan. 2, 1996, and the swimmers splashed into action in February - just in time to practice for the July 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta."
Lane 3 - NorthJersey.com posts "A source of inspiration 77-year-old, of Clifton, says swimming keeps him alive. Louis Poles has been swimming every day at the Clifton Boys & Girls Club, exercise he says has kept him alive and healthy in spite of a kidney disease. The fact that he shows up to swim every morning has inspired others to do the same."
Lane 4 - Carson Daily Record posts "Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin basking in the spotlight. The Missy Franklin gold medal tour came to Commerce City on Wednesday night. The Colorado Rapids, as well as the local police and firefighters, were the latest VIPs to meet Centennial's star of the London Olympics. "What's different is the recognition." Example: She took her first college recruiting trip to California last weekend. When she came out onto the football field at renovated Memorial Stadium before the Nevada-Cal game, not only did the Cal women's basketball team want their pictures with her, Cal football players came over and met her. That represents her next big adventure. She will take trips to Georgia and Texas in October and will schedule a trip to."
Lane 5 - Speedo UK post via youtube "Open water swimming - which goggles and wetsuit . Which type of goggles and wetsuit to use and why with Keri-anne Payne."
Lane 6 - The Mirror posts "In the swim: Gabby Logan is the new face - and body - of Speedo. The BBC presenter took the plunge to pose in the brand’s new Sculpture range, designed to flatten lumps and bumps."
Lane 7 - Aquasphere post via youtube "Aqua Sphere - K180 Swim Goggle. • 180-degree panoramic vision • Anatomic lens shape for water-tight fit • Ultra-soft, 100% Softeril® gasket for comfort and leak-resistant seal • Curved lens and integrated strap loop enhances hydrodynamics • Easy-adjust head strap • 100% UV protection • 3 interchangeable nose bridges"
Lane 8 - The Baltimore Sun posts "Megan Rossee, Michael Phelps' girlfriend, opens up. Get to know the woman who has charmed Baltimore's favorite Olympian. Ever since the two appeared arm in arm on the red carpet at the London Olympics, people have wondered: Who, exactly, is Michael Phelps' new girlfriend?"